Jimmy Pike’s Artlines: You call it desert, we used to live there

The Berndt Museum of Anthropology, University of Western Australia. The national tour of this exhibition is managed by ART ON THE MOVE.

Art Exhibition previously on at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery in Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 14 March 2014 to Sunday 11 May 2014

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Published by anonymous on Friday 13 December 2013.
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_ Jimmy Pike_ Artlines is a vibrant exhibition of previously unseen felt-tipped pen drawings by notable Western Australian Walmajarri artist, the late Jimmy Pike. Touched with a lively sense of humour, the works bring the artist’s country in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia into glorious relief through renderings of whimsical beings, shapes and earthscapes. The exhibition includes over 50 works on paper, made between 1990 and 2000, that draw on the knowledge and skill Pike learnt as a boy growing up in the hunting-gathering tradition of his family. His intimate knowledge of country is translated through the varying styles and themes surveyed in this collection of drawings. While Pike is best known for his acrylic paintings on canvas, and his internationally recognised textile designs through the Desert Designs label, this exhibition showcases his experimental approach to colour, texture and drawing.